KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s top archbishop pleads for peace on eve of election

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s top archbishop pleads for peace on eve of election

KINSHASA, Congo— The archbishop of Kinshasa is urging peace on the eve of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.”

Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo held a Mass in the capital on Saturday attended by leading opposition candidate Martin Fayulu and a representative of ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary. They and sole female candidate Marie-Josee Ifoku held hands during prayer in a spirit of reconciliation.

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